City life is millions of people being lonesome together.—Henry David Thoreau I took some additional photographs of the sunset a few nights ago (pictured in Mesmerized) and I liked this one because of all the […]
Resurrecting Gratitude When the (unofficial) quarantine began, I was on a mission. Two if you count the New Lifestyle New, New Me project—but that actually started before “everything changed.” What I’m referring to, and what […]
I am not an island, That is what I have been told. But I am alone when at sea, it seems, Paddling out in the cold. I am not an island, Isolation takes its toll. […]
I am easily amused. A cheap date, so to speak. It takes very little to keep me happy. This morning I splurged and purchased a new program, for my “loaner” laptop, called Smart Photo Editor. […]
Keep your face with sunshine lit,Laugh a little bit.All the shadows off will flit,If you have the grit and wit,Just to laugh a little bit. An excerpt from Laugh a Little, by Edmund Vance Cooke […]
I’m back for another “Daily Gratitude!” Before I start, I have to say that my inner rebel is coming out today. I grew up with the American version—COLOR—and I always feel cheated when I spell […]
They’re coming for us! Swords blazing bright, fight or flight… Get out while you can! It kind of ruins the mood when I try to explain everything, but this Image and Haiku are just too […]
Dignified hunter, The dark ruler of the sky, Wings spread, you’ll fly… high. I captured this crow in our neighbors tree the other day and decided he was worth the (computer) time and struggle. He […]
Drop-ins at the Bay, Laugh and Play Pitter-patter, Welcome intrusion. Last night I decided that using borrowed images, or upcycling my own (which I’ve done here) is about all I can handle at the moment. […]
If people could shrink, Food would last so much longer. That’s just what I think. Written for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Shrink & Think That was a tough Haiku! There was no getting around […]
In the Quietus The earth’s music could be heard We stopped to listen In this period of quietus, I’m working on photographs of almost every flower we have in our yard. These are in a […]
Stars and blossoming fruit trees: Utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity. —Simone Weil What a beautiful quote. I thought it paired well with the plum tree blossoms. I saw them […]
May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load. Irish Blessing If Google translate is working today, Amhráin Ghrá means Songs of Love. We need more of those today. If it’s not, if there’s an […]
I wanted to stay up and do something before bed. I am NOT adjusting to the time change at all, and I am not a fan of staring at the ceiling until God knows what […]
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts I thought I’d create this composite piece to express how I’m feeling […]
It’s Day TWO and my motivation level is starting to skyrocket. I’m learning exciting things about my body type. Apparently I’m an apple? It’s really interesting to discover that “where” we store excess fat tells […]
Butterfly kisses, Sweet memories, pure and chaste, Taste of innocence. Today’s Everything Red is another recycling project; a collage of red roses with a guiltless white. It stands out like a sore thumb… the white […]
One for sorrow, two for bliss—Three for serpent’s mournful hiss. Four for treasure, five for tricks—Six for the rose that pulls and pricks. Seven in the garden, eight in the sea—Nine for the nine that […]
Let the fire inside you burn.
I’m having a fun time with this new series. The possibilities are endless, and I think of new things every day. I’ve recycled some older pieces for today’s Everything Red. The red abstract is from many moons ago, and the shadowy aesthete is my youngest son—posing in a photo I took over a decade ago, at an art museum.
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. François de la Rochefoucauld It’s National Strawberry Day here in the States! I accidentally stumbled on this fact last night, so I searched […]
You create enthusiasm around you. PANDA EXPRESS Inspiration can come from just about anywhere… including a fortune cookie. So… thanks to my last fast food adventure… today’s Everything Red is about enthusiasm. According to several […]
Country music is three chords and the truth. Harlan Howard Now that my garden art is dead and gone (the series, not the garden), it’s time to start something new. The journaling just isn’t working […]
Everything looks so different when the light starts to shine.
A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
What do you see?